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  1. Ponyboy96

    Boat Maintenance Kit

    Extra bilge plug, extra keys, insurance card for sea tow. Plugs get lost and yes, I’ve left the keys at home before. Had to drive all the way back to get them and then back to the lake while towing. That sucked.
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    Determining Trailer Tongue Weight

    I got the same. My tongue weight is 300lbs on my 21’ H2O.
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    Drowning does not look like Drowning

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve read it before, but it’s always worth re-reading.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    About 52. Had it at 48 via gps, with more left. 21’ H2O with Yamaha outboard. Btw my gas mileage is great with the outboard. Very pleased with it.
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    Which one? 226 SSI vs 243 VRX

    I’ll throw this in also since it hasn’t been mentioned: resale. The traditional prop boat will have a higher resale value. Ask the Yamaha owners. Special niche that wants the jet boats.
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    He’s referring to wedding cake.
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    Keep on mine the polymer nano stuff does not provide any paint or gel coat protection from impacts. Yes it makes the paint look nice, but you will have chips in your paint. I used polymer stuff exclusively on my last truck, had some oxidation and paint chips in the bumper and hood. Used wax on previous vehicle with no oxidation and much fewer paint chips. I prefer to use both. Wax to waterproof and paint protect and go over it with a polymer for extra shine.
  8. Ponyboy96

    Help me pick a truck

    I just changed from an F150 ecoboost to a 250 diesel. So far liking the truck. Mine usually has something in the bed or hooked up behind it most weekends, plus we were at payload limits on the 150 with family onboard and the boat hooked up. Time will tell if this was a better move. However, I will say this, diesels will hold their value very well. All trucks do, but the 3/4 diesels really do. I got 28k on trade for my paid off 5 year old 150. Not bad at all. I had the dealer pull black book on same model year truck and options but a 250 diesel. Average trade was 38k and msrp at that time was only 7k more. For maintenance, I’m not concerned since I do all of my own. Ymmv
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    New trailer arrived

    I’m the guy in the thread you are referring to. Yes, I went with a F250 for the same reasons. Loved my f150, but I was at the max for that particular truck. Not all 1/2 tons have the same payload. You really have to check the door sticker. Mine was pretty low at 1168. Most XLT few option trucks were at 1500, while the new raptors were only 960. The 250 I got is on the lower side due to a ton of options, but at 2097, that’s way more than I’ll ever need.
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    Stowing Inflatables

    We do the same. Tie it down to the sun deck and let it air out on the ride back to the dock. When we get home, boat gets washed and wiped down every trip, hatches get left open to air out, anything wet gets hung out to dry. On another note. Boat is getting brought out of storage next week. Haven’t seen it since we winterized it. Can’t wait.
  11. Ponyboy96

    21 H2O OB Sport

    I have the 150 on mine. It sips gas. Thing is fuel efficient as a Civic. 1 tank of gas lasts me a few trips out. For rough water, mine seems to handle it fine. Took it 1/2 mile offshore in some white caps 3-5ft, don’t recommend that for prolonged periods of time, but boat did fine. It’s not an offshore boat by any means since they lack scuppers. Local lakes here are heavy trafficked and water gets like a washing machine. Boat does just fine.
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    I put 2 30 degree rod holders port and starboard on the gunnels aft. No wires to drilll into.
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    Trailer Adjustment?

    Agree. I still plan on weighing everything and taking pics to share. I did buy a hitch today that had a scale in the receiver. Should tell me my tongue weight. With the tandum axle I’m expecting 5-7% tongue weigh per guide and obviously the set up being level.
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    Trailer Adjustment?

    Congrats on your new truck. I did glance at the raptors, but the payload capacity was only 990lbs. Not going to be able to tow or haul much with that. Agree on the safety factor, I definitely don’t tow faster than comfortable. Not going 80mph. No more than 70 for me. Less than that and you are a safety hazard in Atlanta. That’s not good. Changed brakes on my old F150 to some Napa pads at 50k, it wouldn’t stop itself very well with nothing on it. Got pushed through a light towing an atv trailer. Swapped those out quickly for some powerstops with z36 pads. Excellent brakes. Highly recommend those.
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    Trailer Adjustment?

    Thanks. I hated getting rid of that truck. I got a good amount on trade and the new 250 is much nicer inside. I still have to get used to driving and parking this bus. Lol